RSNA 2020 wrap-up: Missing the RSNA traditions
December 4, 2020 -- With RSNA 2020 just concluded, what were the dominant themes at this week's virtual meeting? The editorial team of offers some of their thoughts on what was hot this week -- and what they missed from the traditional RSNA conference -- in this video segment.  Discuss
FDA relaxes MQSA rules during COVID-19 emergency
December 4, 2020 -- The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue new guidelines that relax some of the regulatory requirements for breast imaging facilities under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).  Discuss
Social factors affect CT lung screening compliance
December 4, 2020 -- Whether individuals undergo CT lung cancer screening can depend not only on social factors such as unreliable transportation and type of insurance but also on a lack of awareness of screening recommendations, according to research presented Thursday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Elastography shows promise for rotator cuff tears
December 4, 2020 -- Ultrasound with a shear-wave elastography technique was comparable to MRI for preoperative evaluation of rotator cuff tears, according to a Thursday presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Elastography measurements showed moderate correlation with MR metrics in the 60-patient study.  Discuss
PET links poor air quality to presence of amyloid plaque
December 4, 2020 -- PET scans of older Americans have revealed a potential link between the quality of air they breathe and the presence of brain plaque linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online November 30 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Federated learning may boost AI generalizability
December 3, 2020 -- Training deep-learning algorithms with a federated-learning approach could help address the challenge of improving the performance of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) software across institutions, according to a presentation in a scientific session at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
The 2020 PACSman Awards: Is that all there is?
December 3, 2020 -- What were the hot topics in artificial intelligence and enterprise imaging at RSNA 2020? The PACSman, aka Mike Cannavo, offers his thoughts, as well as the eagerly awaited PACSman Awards for excellence in sales and marketing at this year's virtual conference.  Discuss
Handheld ultrasound is invaluable for COVID-19 imaging
December 3, 2020 -- Handheld ultrasound scanners are invaluable tools for performing imaging in patients with COVID-19, according to a Wednesday presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. While CT is the optimal imaging modality for COVID-19, radiologists should consider adding ultrasound to their pandemic imaging arsenal, according to a Chinese researcher.  Discuss
MRI leads the way in neuroimaging innovation
December 3, 2020 -- MRI is leading the way in neuroimaging innovation, according to three presentations delivered on Wednesday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. Neuroradiologists from around the U.S. presented their clinical and research experience with MRI in a variety of novel applications.  Discuss
Radiology workflow a focus for Philips at RSNA 2020
December 3, 2020 -- A centralized command center that enables healthcare enterprises to more easily manage their far-flung radiology operations is the focus of the virtual booth at RSNA 2020 for Philips Healthcare.  Discuss